Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan

Founder, Chairman
Central Square Foundation

Mr. Ashish Dhawan is a private equity investor and philanthropist who co-founded and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, Chrysalis Capital. In 2012, he founded Central Square Foundation (CSF), a grant-making organization and policy think tank focused on transforming the quality of school education in India that brings a fresh impact based approach to philanthropy in India.. In 2014, he spearheaded the launch of India's first liberal arts university, Ashoka University. He sits on the Board of several nonprofits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach for India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. He has been recognized as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India and placed 15th on the 2014 Hurun India Philanthropy List.


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